BoXing Daily 'Life Stories'
  • Parmvir Mattu
10 episodes
This is a brand new boxing podcast about your favourite past and present boxers, where I will be giving a insight on how they got into boxing, the struggles and hardships they have been through in life in and outside the ring but also the positives, like their biggest achievements.

Episodes

Antonio Margarito 'Life Story'
2020 Oct 2326m 36s
Today's Episode is about a Mexican-American former boxer who competed between 1994 and 2017. He held multiple welterweight world championships, including the WBO title from 2002 to 2007, the IBF title in 2008, and the WBA (Super) title from 2008 to 2009. Nicknamed El Tornado de Tijuana ("The Tijuana Tornado"), Margarito was known for his aggressive pressure fighting  style and exceptionally durable chin. In 2009, just before his fight with Shane Mosley, Margarito was involved in an incident where he was caught with illegal hand wraps containing gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) which, when combined with moisture, forms plaster of Paris, this lead to him being banned from boxing for at least a year. Furthermore, some of his wins came into question, for example, his stoppage victory over Miguel Cotto in 2008 was subsequently called into question.
Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz "Life Story"
2020 Oct 1731m 2s
Today's episode is about a Cuban Professional Boxer, who is one of greatest amatuers of all time, Having Won two Olympic Gold medals but has also reached the pinnacle in the Pro ranks having become a two-weight world champion, having held the WBA (Regular) bantamweight title since February 2020 and previously, the unified WBA (Super), WBO, and Ring magazine super-bantamweight titles between 2013 and 2017.
Ryan Burnett 'Life Story'
2020 Oct 0518m 4s
Today's Episode is about a former Professional fighter, Ryan Burnett who is a former unified bantamweight world champion, having held the WBA (Unified) and IBF titles between 2017 and 2018. At regional level he held the British bantamweight title from 2015 to 2017. As an amateur, he represented Ireland at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics and won a gold medal in the light-flyweight division, In addition to this, he retired young at the age of 27 due to persistent injuries and now is a personal trainer, listen to the podcast to find out how he dealt with retiring young and how he became a PT and to get a insight on his boxing career.
Ricky Hatton MBE 'Life Story'
2020 Sep 3023m 4s
This episode is about one of the greatest British fighters ever to come out of the UK and one of the best Light welterweighs of all time, he fought and beat Pound for pound great and world champion Kostya Tszyu as a massive underdog, he fought also the likes of Castillo, Malignaggi, Mayweather, Pacquiao, He reached the pinnacle of boxing and was and is still one of the most beloved and popular British boxers of all time, with a raucous fan base that travelled in their tens of thousands across the Atlantic to support him. In addition to this Hatton had a lot of struggles outside of the ring as he suffered with depression for many years and many ups and downs in his boxing career affected him outside the ropes also falling out with family and his trainer affected him, this all lead to him drinking alcohol and trying drugs and he was spiraling out of control, however he got better as he had the support of a good girlfriend, good people and a good team, he got himself fit and now trains boxers and is trying to bring the next champion, he and his team can be proud of.
Frank Bruno MBE 'Life Story'
2020 Sep 2713m 59s
Today's Episode is about a British former professional boxer who competed from 1982 to 1996. He had a highly publicised and eventful career, both in and out of the ring. The pinnacle of Bruno's boxing career was winning the WBC heavyweight title from Oliver McCall at a packed Wembley Stadium in 1995, in what was his fourth world championship challenge. Bruno faced multiple top-rated heavyweights throughout his career, including two fights against Mike Tyson in 1989 and 1996, and a domestic clash against Lennox Lewis in 1993.
Sonny Liston 'Life Story'
2020 Sep 1636m 15s
Today's episode is about a former Heavyweight World champion who's early years were hard bitten, hungry and violent as he was beaten up by his father, most of time for no reason and was neglected by his mother. He's life was a very unique one, he had ties to the mafia and was constantly knocking heads with the law. The life of Liston consisted of discrimination, hurt and sadness as when ever something good happend to him, he was knocked down, for example when he beat Floyd Patterson to win the World title, no one was there to give him a homecoming when he got of the plane because of his demeanor, intimidating looks and past full of crime, he felt like he was never accepted by the fans, However, it got worse when Sonny Liston was found dead in his bedroom in Las Vegas pretty decomposed in one of the biggest mysteries in Boxing as there where so many theories that lead to his death, for example, a loansharking ring, heroin overdose, murdered by drug dealers and the police covered it up etc.
Amanda Serrano 'Life Story' Episode 3
2020 Aug 2713m 13s
Amanda Serrano is Widely considered as one of GWOATs in boxing having achieved world titles in 7 weight divisions. Today episode is about a legend who reached the pinnacle of boxing also helped women boxing grow to the level it is today, where the future generations coming through, specially the girls don't have to go through the struggle and hardship of not being able to make a living from boxing, it isn't exactly where everyone wants it to be yet, however it is slowly progressing and is getting the recognition it deserves because of fighters like Amanda Serrano, the future is looking promising for not just Women boxing but for Boxing in general.
Edwin Valero Life Story
2020 Aug 1913m 55s
This episode is about a 2 weight world champion, who was a dangerous undefeated power puncher with KO in all his fights. Who grew up with the struggles of deep poverty, being banned in the USA to being charged with suspicion of killing his Wife brutally who was found in her hotel room in a pool of blood.
Danny Jacobs Life Story
2020 Jun 0217m 51s
This episode is about how Jacobs got into boxing and how he got through the battle of Cancer and losing his Grandmother to go on and achieve his aspiration and goal of becoming a World champion.